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October 17, 2013

Funny LA Story

Years ago when Hila and I lived in Los Angeles we would play a ‘famous’ game. The idea was that if you saw someone who looked remotely like a celebrity you would point them out to the other person and say, “Hey, look, it’s Jay Leno,” even though it wasn’t Jay Leno and barely looked… continued

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September 27, 2013

Disney World of Color Honor Choir Singers – Upload Soon!

US folks auditioning for the Disney World of Color Honor Choir: We’re well underway with our World of Color Honor Choir (“Glow”) and it looks like it’s going to be extraordinary. Many of the videos submitted thus far are terrific, with lovely voices, well recorded. Bravo to everyone who has recorded already. For those of… continued

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September 27, 2013

Poets of the World, I Need You

Poets, I need you: I am thrilled to announce that I will be conducting the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra in a special concert in the beautiful Großer Saal in Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle on Thursday 31 October 2013. The programme includes Arvo Pärt’s Passio (Johannespassion) with the Eric Whitacre Singers. Moreover, the audience is invited to join… continued

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September 22, 2013

You Are Already Happy, You Just Don’t Know It

It’s funny: having been active on social media for the past 5 or 6 years I am really starting to see seasonal emotional patterns. For instance, the first few weeks of Spring always bring a flurry of positive, optimistic comments regardless of what I post. (I can see the comments trending positive in April/May for… continued

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September 20, 2013

Disney’s World of Color Honor Choir!

American singers 18 and over: Disney has commissioned me to write a new piece for them called “Glow” which will be used as part of their World of Color show this holiday season. Best of all, they want the choir to be made up of auditioned singers in our  ’virtual style’ so that the… continued

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September 01, 2013

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July 11, 2013

The Woman Who Made It All Happen

There are many, many people who made Virtual Choir 4 a reality, but one person stands above all others: Claire Long, the Executive Producer of Virtual Choirs 2,3 and 4 (and my personal manager). She single-handedly brought this thing together, coordinating every aspect of the project, passionately doing the work of a dozen full-time… continued

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July 11, 2013

Fly to Paradise: The Digital Single

I desperately wanted to release the audio from Virtual Choir but was assured by a dozen different lawyers that with 101 copyright territories it would be impossible. So instead I made a version of “Fly to Paradise” with The Eric Whitacre Singers, available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. (We also made a ‘radio edit’ for… continued

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July 11, 2013

I Can’t Find My Video in VC4!

I know that you are all going to be looking for your individual videos, and some of you might not be able to find yourself. Please know that while we could only prominently feature a limited number of videos, every one of you is in there somewhere, an essential citizen in our Virtual Choir ‘city’…. continued

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July 10, 2013

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June 27, 2013

8 Soloists Chosen for VC4

Congratulations, ladies! THANK YOU to everyone who auditioned. I was deeply touched by each and every one of your videos. Claire Givens Joyceline Larroy-Haden Marina Brouwer Lauren McLean Nikki Eoute Tresa Ann Davis Wei Jiang Lisa Rogali

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June 17, 2013

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Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed composers of our time, a distinguished conductor, broadcaster and public speaker. His first album as both composer and conductor on Decca/Universal, Light & Gold, won a Grammy® in 2012, reaped unanimous five star reviews and became the no. 1 classical album in the US and UK charts within a week of release... view full bio